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'NF Murals' features stories of freedom & champions of change
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 12:30 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area is seeking four artists to paint murals on Main Street and Depot Avenue in Niagara Falls. The "NF Murals Project" there is entering its fourth mural-making phase, following completion of 16 murals since 2019. Murals feature stories of freedom and champions of change in the Highland community of Niagara Falls.
Buffalo History Museum debuts new Stitch Buffalo exhibit
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 03:40 pm
The Buffalo History Museum has debuted a new exhibit by Stitch Buffalo, "Creative Journeys: Celebrating the Art of Refugee Women in Western New York."
Summer at the Castellani Art Museum
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 03:40 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM) has many summer opportunities for visitors of all ages and interests.
Relay For Life of Greater Niagara opens; 'Party in the Park' next Saturday
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 10:25 am
The annual Relay For Life of Greater Niagara returns for 2022 with a Luminaria ceremony from 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Lewiston-Porter High School. It continues Saturday, June 11, with all-day events at Reservoir State Park on Witmer Road in the Town of Niagara.
AMR partners with UBMD Emergency Medicine, UB to implement innovative mobile-emergency physician response program
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 09:50 am
American Medical Response (AMR) Western New York on Thursday announced it has partnered with UBMD Emergency Medicine to implement a "highly innovative program" that will provide residents with a network of emergency medical physicians who are available to respond to high-severity 911 calls and mass-casualty incidents.
Over 500 free classes at locations throughout WNY, as 'Fitness in the Parks' returns for 11th season
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 12:50 pm
Are you ready for some fitness? Independent Health is kicking off the 11th season of "Fitness in the Parks," the largest and longest running outdoor fitness program in Western New York, on June 1. Presented in partnership with the YMCA Buffalo Niagara and the Jamestown YMCA, this free outdoor fitness program includes yoga, Pilates, Zumba, kickboxing, cardio dance and several other fitness classes.
AAA: Gas tax relief in store
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 12:25 pm
New York's tax break on gasoline went into effect on Wednesday, June 1. The state is suspending the sales and excise taxes on each gallon of gas, which equates to a total discount of 16 cents per gallon through the end of the year. Many counties across New York have also followed suit and will suspend or cap gas taxes at the county level.
NYS Association of Counties, State's Business Community & Democratic legislators urge Hochul to keep farm labor overtime at 60 hours
Tue, May 31st 2022 02:20 pm
The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), the Business Council of New York State (BCNYS), the National Federation of Independent Businesses of New York (NFIB), Upstate United, and Democratic legislators Billy Jones and Carrie Woerner are calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul and Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon to maintain the overtime threshold at 60 hours on family farms across New York state.
AAA calls for expansion of 'Slow Down/Move Over' law for DISABLED vehicles
Fri, May 27th 2022 04:40 pm
This Memorial Day weekend, AAA expects nearly 35 million motorists to hit the road for a holiday trip of 50 miles or more. AAA expects to respond to 388,000 of those vehicles broken down on the roadside, putting roadside workers and vehicle occupants in grave danger.
Sheriff Garcia urges safe boating; details Brianna's Law
Fri, May 27th 2022 01:55 pm
Erie County Sheriff John C. Garcia encourages everyone to have a good time on the local waterways but warns boaters to be prepared and safe.
Second annual 'Savory Summer' seeks top warm-weather eateries, treats
Fri, May 27th 2022 11:30 am
Niagara Frontier Publications is once again looking for Western New York's top warm-weather places to eat - and their very best foodstuffs.
NYS agriculture commissioner announces emergency funds directed to Buffalo community to combat food insecurity in wake of shooting
Fri, May 27th 2022 10:30 am
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced New York state has directed emergency funds to help combat food insecurity in the Buffalo community, exacerbated by the May 14 supermarket shooting and closure of the market, which had been a lifeline in a neighborhood already considered to be a food desert.
NYS Division of Consumer Protection reminds New Yorkers to wear their bike helmets
Thu, May 26th 2022 09:00 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) and the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) alert New Yorkers, of all ages, the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike.
Lockport Memorial Hospital nets grants totaling over $4 million
Wed, May 25th 2022 10:45 am
Recognizing the importance of pre-serving quality health care in eastern Niagara County, several local foundations, community groups and private donors have stepped forward to provide more than $4 million to support the new Lockport Memorial Hospital, a campus of Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
New location, technology, allows Niagara County to better meet needs of veterans
Tue, May 24th 2022 02:55 pm
Earlier this year, the Niagara County Veterans Service Agency relocated to new office space in the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport. Now, with more welcoming space and some significant improvements in technology, the VSA is better equipped than ever before to helps veterans with any issues they may have, according to Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski.
Rock 'n' roll up your sleeve: Give blood or platelets with the Red Cross
Mon, May 23rd 2022 11:30 am
Elvis Presley is known for being the first global rock 'n' roll icon. He was also a blood donor himself! While times have changed, the need for blood has not − donors can leave a lasting legacy themselves by making a lifesaving blood or platelet donation with the American Red Cross.
Ortt & stakeholders: Save New York farming industry
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:50 pm
Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt, Assembly members Mike Norris and Angelo Morinello, and industry stakeholders on Friday called on Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York State Department of Labor to reject the Farm Laborers Wage Board's recommendation to reduce the overtime threshold for farms from 60 hours per week to 40 hours per week.
AAA Insurance shares boating safety tips
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:50 pm
National Safe Boating Week runs May 21-27, 2022, and with the recent heat wave, many Western and Central New Yorkers are looking to hit area waterways. AAA Western and Central New York urges safety on the water. Just like driving a car, operating a boat is a big responsibility and should be done with the utmost caution.
AT&T teams with Buffalo and to launch text-to-give campaign to support families & community members affected by tragedy
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:40 pm
To drive additional giving for the Buffalo community and to make it easier to contribute via a wireless bill, AT&T has teamed up with the City of Buffalo and Mayor Byron Brown to launch a text-to-give campaign to provide financial support to the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund and the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund to help the community and the families of the victims affected by the recent tragic events in Buffalo.
Can You Help: Fundraiser for Mason FOREVER Foundation
Mon, May 16th 2022 01:45 pm
My name is Lucia Sanchez. I am a senior at Lewiston-Porter High School and captain of the girls varsity lacrosse team. The girls lacrosse team is proud to be organizing a 5K race to support the Mason FOREVER Foundation. The event is scheduled for June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Artpark State Park.
NYSERDA: $10 million available for carbon-neutral community economic development projects
Mon, May 16th 2022 01:25 pm
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority announced $10 million is available under the fourth round of the carbon neutral community economic development program as part of round XII of Gov. Kathy Hochul's Regional Economic Development Council initiative announced May 2.
'Soldiers Through the Ages' at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 am
As one of the longest occupied military bases in the United States, Old Fort Niagara has a lot of history to share. On Memorial Day weekend, the fort will present its annual "Soldiers through the Ages" event, a timeline of military history spanning four centuries.
AG James warns New Yorkers to be careful of sham charities responding to Buffalo shootings
Mon, May 16th 2022 09:25 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Sunday issued an alert urging New Yorkers to beware of potentially fraudulent charities created in the wake of what her team called "the hate-filled terror attack in Buffalo."
City of Buffalo's major street paving projects 'progressing on schedule'
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
The City of Buffalo's Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets on Wednesday announced major street paving and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalk ramp construction, which kicked off in April, are proceeding well. Here is a snapshot of the status of the city's major ongoing street projects:
Higgins calls on FAA to reject a regional airline's request to cut pilot training requirement in half
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
In remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Brian Higgins called on the Federal Aviation Administration to reject a request by Republic Airlines to cut the minimum pilot training standard in half.
Resources for New York families amid infant formula shortages
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced resources for New York families amid nationwide infant formula shortages. On Feb. 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to use certain powdered infant formula products from Abbott Nutrition's facility in Sturgis, Michigan; and Abbott initiated a voluntary recall of certain products.
NYS & Bermuda Lions Convention to be held in Niagara Falls USA
Wed, May 11th 2022 10:05 am
Destination Niagara USA and the Niagara Falls Convention Center (formerly known as the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls) will welcome attendees for the 98th annual Multiple District 20 (MD20) Lions of New York State and Bermuda Convention, May 20-22.
AAA safety tips for bikers & drivers during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Wed, May 11th 2022 09:55 am
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and AAA Western and Central New York is reminding both drivers and bikers of key safety tips as the weather warms up. Many motorcyclists will choose to ride free on the open road as the forecast calls for sunny skies, and AAA also wants to see safer roads in the future.
National Grid provides more than $660,000 to support 4 WNY revitalization initiatives
Wed, May 11th 2022 09:55 am
National Grid has awarded $662,000 in economic development grants to fund four western New York projects that are designed to grow the regional economy. The company provided the funding through its suite of economic development programs that support initiatives such as brownfield remediation, restoration of longtime vacant buildings and facility upgrades.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties shine in Casino Player Magazine 'Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards'
Tue, May 10th 2022 11:30 am
The readers have spoken and Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties have once again stood out for serving up the best dining and nightlife options in the gaming industry.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announces grant awards from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. legacy funds
Tue, May 10th 2022 09:45 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced 94 Western New York organizations received nearly $2 million in grant awards from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.
Ryan presents Empire Award to Ken-Ton Closet
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:35 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan visited the Ken-Ton Closet, a volunteer organization committed to supporting children in need, to present volunteers with a New York State Senate Empire Award to commemorate the organization's ninth anniversary.
KeyBank, First Niagara Foundation invest $1.5 million in diversity, equity & inclusion program at Oishei Children's Hospital
Fri, May 6th 2022 03:25 pm
KeyBank, and the First Niagara Foundation, is donating $1.5 million to help further develop an innovative diversity, equity and inclusion program in maternity services at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center marks 4th anniversary
Fri, May 6th 2022 01:20 pm
The fourth anniversary of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center was celebrated Wednesday with a happy hour event.
'Music Mania Mondays' returns June 27
Fri, May 6th 2022 10:05 am
The Town of Niagara announced that its popular "Music Mania Monday" concert series begins its eighth season Monday, June 27, at the Veterans Memorial Community Park on Lockport Road.
FeedMore WNY receives $50,000 from Morgan Stanley Foundation to help food pantries offer more elements of choice
Fri, May 6th 2022 09:25 am
FeedMore WNY received a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to provide Western New York families in need the ability to choose from available foods or food boxes at partner food pantries. The funds provided an opportunity for 12 area food pantries in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties to reintroduce elements of choice at distributions, while still maintaining safety protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Niagara University receives $10 million gift from Jeff & Mary Helen Holzschuh
Wed, May 4th 2022 06:15 pm
Niagara University announced that Jeff and Mary Helen Holzschuh have pledged a gift of $10 million to the university. In recognition of the gift, the university will rename the college of business to the Holzschuh College of Business Administration. With this generous gift, Jeff and Mary Helen become the largest benefactors in the history of the university.
Dash's Market now accepts SNAP payments from online grocery shoppers
Tue, May 3rd 2022 09:40 am
Dash's Market officially begins accepting Supplement Nutritional Assistant Program (SNAP) payments from online shoppers at checkout starting Wednesday, May 4.
New building at NCCC to house Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy
Mon, May 2nd 2022 05:15 pm
A new training facility for the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy will be built on the Sanborn campus of Niagara County Community College. An estimated $2.27 million for the building was appropriated in the SUNY building fund adopted by the state budget passage a few weeks ago.
Recent rankings point to UB's standing as a leader in sustainability
Mon, May 2nd 2022 04:15 pm
The University at Buffalo has once again been recognized as a leader in sustainability in higher education, garnering high marks in two recent rankings.
 

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